Part-Time Mushroom Farmer

BROOKLYN, NY 

The Company

Smallhold is an agriculture technology company that builds climate-controlled, subscription-supported Minifarms for restaurants and retailers. We manage our network of Minifarms remotely, making it possible for anyone to grow meaningful amounts of produce, effortlessly. Smallhold is a pioneer in indoor farming, providing access to the freshest, most local food imaginable. Smallhold is also the only organic farm in NYC, the only mushroom farm in NYC, and the world’s first Distributed Farm.

The Challenge

  • Assist with all aspects of mushroom production at our central and distributed farms

  • Constantly iterate on farming processes to increase efficiency and output

  • Document and track quantitative and qualitative data, outcomes and processes

  • Assist with inventory management and fresh mushroom orders and deliveries

  • Work closely with Distributed Farm customers to ensure the best possible experience

  • Assist with R&D for new crop types and system improvements

The Qualifications

  • Experience with mushroom cultivation

  • A degree in a related field or equivalent years of experience

  • Comfort with physical work and kinetic intelligence

  • Comfort with  the erratic schedule of farming (this is not your typical 9-5)

  • A get-it-done, do-what-it-takes attitude

  • Passion for local and sustainable food

  • Strong communication skills and preference for working in team environments

  • Physical requirements: must be able to lift 50 pounds and have a clean driver's license

Bonus Points

  • Experience with commercial indoor farming and/or hydroponic farming

  • Experience working with and troubleshooting electrical/mechanical/HVAC systems and microcontrollers

  • Experience with GAP, HACCP, and Organic practices

  • CDL or ability to drive large vehicles a plus

Details

  • Part-time: 20-30 hours a week

  • Flexible schedule, ability to work early mornings and late nights a must

  • Location: Brooklyn, NY

To Apply

Email your resume to hiring@smallhold.com with a short intro explaining who you are and why you’re interested in this role.